Tuesday, April 28, 2009

LA Times Book Festival: Kristin Chenoweth, Eric Carle, and Yo Gabba Gabba!

We decided to attend the LA Book Festival this past weekend, and enjoyed the peoplewatching, spinning the wheel at the LA Opera/Geffen Playhouse booth, gawking at the amazing booksellers booths, and taking lots of photos.

As we passed the LA Times Stage, we heard the deliciously squeaky voice of Kristin Chenoweth of Pushing Daisies, and enjoyed her singing a snippet from Somewhere over the Rainbow. She is too adorable for words!

Eric Carle, writer and illustrator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other great books from childhood presented a drawing demonstration at the Kids Stage. It was standing-room (and tree!) only.

Yeardley Smith, the voice of Lisa from the Simpsons, wrote her first kid's book, I, Lorelei, and read a selection from her book.

And we had a great dance party with DJ Lance Rock and Brobee from Yo Gabba Gabba!- all the little ones were singing along and rushing the stage. More pics at Modern Frill.

more Gabba Gabba at modern frill!

And this caught my eye...

A day of adventure!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

We Love Long Beach - Dinner Party/Fundraiser at the Acapulco, Thursday 4/23, 5pm-9pm

Come out and join us for dinner at the Acapulco tomorrow night, because we really do love Long Beach! 25% of total sales will be donated to help We Love Long Beach do all the great things it does. See you tomorrow!

Flower Fields, Carlsbad! Canon Macro Photography Day

We had a great day in the Carlsbad flower fields on Sunday afternoon, testing out macro lenses and ring flashes, and trying to avoid sunburn. Vintage tractor rides, singing harpists and raspberry gelato and miles of gorgeous ranunculus!

These photos rather remind me of Pushing Daisies. For all you PD fans, ABC will be showing the final Pushing Daisies episodes beginning May 30th, (at last!) and the WB is running the first season online here! And while I am at it, please see The Fall, if you haven't yet. Your eyes and your heart will be simply amazed.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Celebrate Record Store Day Today at Fingerprints!

Check out Fingerprints, Long Beach's beloved record store, today for amazing limited edition vinyl, listening parties (new Bob Dylan at 2pm) and live music all day. Record stores everywhere are celebrating Record Store Day - check out all the special releases here!

4612 E. 2nd Street
Long Beach CA 90803
Phone Number: (562) 433-4996

Seal Beach

After a brief hiatus, Long Beach Modern has returned. Enjoying the warm sun of Spring in Seal Beach, we found our favorite street performers - at the River's End Cafe. You've probably seen them on 2nd St. and the Farmer's Markets, playing piano in the back of their blue pickup truck. These charming gents play their blues streetside and at parties - give them a call.